Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting Vesty

Dear Diary,
I think I've found my next smart investment: vests! It might be hard to believe but I never thought I was a “vest” person. Perhaps it’s because I've always been a firm believer in smart blazers, sassy outerwear, and functional cardigans that a vest just seemed…insufficient. But I was wrong. You can put a vest over almost any of your usual outfit and create a brand new look! For example, a vest over white blouse and skinny jeans, how about wear it over old tees and ripped jeans, or even a vest over a floral dress! You have essentially reinvented the old and doubled the number of outfits you have now! Talk about getting a high marginal return on investment!

So I grabbed an old white tank from Gap that I really shouldn't be wearing out in public alone and an old bright skirt that I am no longer crazy about. Added a vest and a belt over the outfit and voilà, I now have a new look I would enjoy wearing today!

Vest: Forever 21
Skirt: Walter
Belt: Banana Republic


November Grey said...

Cute look! I'm loving the belt over the vest look - I did the same here (but it's now so hot, I think I should invest in a lighter vest!)

I applaud you for mixing it up with pieces you don't wear anymore!


November Grey

Anonymous said...

Thank you, F&R. You just gave me tons of ideas for saving my old clothes.

Emma said...

I love your vest, so cute!


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